The 2017 USBA Verhoeven Open Tournament was won by Jae Ho Cho of Korea. Eddie Leppens of Belgium was second. Dani Sanchez of Spain took third and Semih Sayginer of Turkey rounded ou the top four.

The event was held August 7-13 at Carom Cafe in Flushing New York. Charles Brown was once again the Tournament Director. Kozoom Live-Streamed all 11 tables including a special stream for the TV table.

Final results for all qualification rounds (stages 1 & 2) and all the deciding games in the main event (16-man knockout format) can be viewed from the links that follow.

For sixty consecutive years the Northwest Open has been held originating out of the Elks Club in Portland, Oregon. The organizers decided to combine that venerable event with another popular tournament the Mike Fahey Memorial for 2017. The result was a rousing success that signals three cushion billiard players can look forward to many more years of great tournaments in the Pacific Northwest. Dave Ehlers received top honors from Tim Poole.

We are sad to report the news that Bob Tracy passed away on Thursday, July 13. Details are still forthcoming, and we will pass them along as soon as they are available.

Bob was a great friend and a lifelong enthusiast and excellent player of the sport of 3 cushion billiards.

2017 USBA National Champion Pedro Piedrabuena has completed the "double" by defeating Javier Teran of Ecuador 40-36 in 33 innings in the final match to win the 2017 Pan American Championship.

Pedro Piedrabuena is our new champion for 2017 after impressing players and spectators alike at the USBA 3-Cushion National Championship with a nearly flawless performance. Undefeated throughout the preliminaries and the finals, Pedro demonstrated a world-class skill and concentration at the table that was inspiring. Whether facing a C-Player or a top player, Pedro brought his A-Game to every match. We are extremely proud that he will be representing us at the 2017 UMB World Championship to be held November 1-5 in La Paz, Bolivia.

On Thursday, June 8 the USBA paid tribute to one of 3-Cushion's legends - player, author and raconteur Bob Byrne. On hand at the event were all the players in the National Championship who were joined by Bob's wife Cindy and many friends who traveled to the Casino Del Sol Resort in Tucson to join in the gala. Pete Folsom served as Master of Ceremonies, and POVPool created a tribute video which was played on the big screen for all the guests to enjoy. Video links and pictures follow.

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